Sandro Botticelli - La bella Simonetta La bella Simonetta means Simonetta Vespucci, a beautiful young Florentine Noble-Lady, who had been painted several times by Botticelli and other painters like Piero di Cosimo. The present painting from the Marube
Coronation of the Virgin (Detail) Circa -- Sandro Botticelli -- Tempera on wood -- Uffizi Gallery, Florence
In a room with window decorations depicting Saint George, patron saint of the city, Genoa sits on a throne, surrounded by her children, Merchandise, People, and the Nobility (who had been expelled from the city in 1506). Jean Marot, Voyage to Genoa, BnF Français 5091, circa 1510-1520.